Unfortunately when winter arrives each year, thousands of people are injured or killed by malfunctioning space heaters. In many situations, individuals simply trying to stay warm find themselves severely burned due to a space heater that short-circuits, resulting in a devastating fire and injuries. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a malfunctioning space heater, contact Montana personal injury attorneys such as Bulman, Jones & Cook.
Why Space Heaters Malfunction
Once you meet with a Montana personal injury lawyer after being injured in these situations, the major focus will be on why the heater malfunctioned. In most cases, this is due to faulty wiring within the heater, or perhaps design or manufacturing defects on the part of the manufacturer. In some cases, these defects are known by the manufacturer well beforehand, yet the product is still released to the consumer market.
Proving Your Case
When assessing your case, a Montana personal injury lawyer will need to establish some pertinent facts. For example, for you to have a valid personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will need evidence the heater was being used in a manner consistent with manufacturer recommendations, and also that you or a family member did not misuse the heater in any way that could be seen as negligence on your part. This evidence can often be gained from medical records, police reports, or from fire investigator reports.
Suing for Damages
Once you and your attorney decide to pursue a lawsuit, compensation for numerous damages can be sought. These can include compensation for past, current, and future medical treatment related to your injuries, lost wages from being unable to work, property damage, and mental anguish.
Any kind of injury can be devastating, which is why it is always a good idea to contact and attorney if you or a loved one have been hurt. Schedule a consultation today with experienced and knowledgeable Montana personal injury attorneys such as Bulman, Jones & Cook.